Summer Environmental Programs

Welcome to the Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Summer Environmental Programs! A variety of day camps for kids and single day programs for the entire family have been designed to cover a variety of topics. Come experience the fun and get closer to nature in Westmoreland County's largest outdoor classrooms - our Parks!

2023 Summer Environmental Program offerings will be available soon!

Check out some of our camp offerings from 2022:

Ages 10-13, $50, 8am to 4pm    

We’ve combined all of our greatest camps into one fun-filled, exciting camp! Live the experience you have watched on television and learn basic survival skills such as first aid procedures, fire building, creating shelters, and working as a team. Campers will compete in various activities such as capture the flag, minute-to-win-it games, and water balloon battles to see who emerges as the Ultimate Survivor! 

Ages 6-10, $35, 8am to 4pm    

Explore the wildlife in our Westmoreland County Parks, as you get the opportunity to experience true nature! Learn about animal homes and habitats, plant life, birds in the park, fish in our lakes, and much more. Enjoy fun, nature-based activities including: arts and crafts, fur presentations, mini games, and more. A fun way to learn about the outdoors!

“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” Camp
Ages 10-14, $60, 8am to 3pm    

Help solve the mystery at “CSI: Westmoreland County Parks" after learning about investigation techniques such as fingerprinting and making molds. You will even get a chance to partake in a thrilling investigation! Space is limited.

*New for 2022!*

A camp inspired by the Olympics, teams will compete to bring home the gold! By using athletic, mind, and creative skills, competitors will work as a team to collect points dedicated to a team total score! Basketball, kickball, soccer darts, puzzle building, scavenger hunts, and more fun awaits! Space is limited.

Ages 6-13, $25, 8am to 4pm   

A water themed camp with activities that include water balloon battles, slip ‘n slide races, water obstacle courses and other outdoor water games. Other mini games and brain games included as well. Bring your own water gun for extra fun. 


*New for 2022!*
"NATURE DAY with Master Naturalists"
(Presented by PA Master Naturalists)
All Ages, FREE, 9:30am to 1:30pm

Meet at the Brian T. Rusnock Amphitheater to learn about such topics as:  Wildlife-Friendly Yards; Leave No Trace; Phenology and Community Science; Bug Camp; Seed Saving Principles; Ornamental Invasives; Wild Flower ID; Tree Seed Development, Identification, and Dispersal; Birds in Your Backyard.  There will be both a Wildflower ID Stroll and a Bug Safari at 12:15 and 12:45. 

Summer Environmental Camp group
Summer Environmental Camp camper
Summer Environmental Camp group
Summer Environmental Camp birdhouse

It's easy to register online!
Please register each child or family member individually.

if you would like to receive a registration form by mail and pay by check, please call (724) 830-3968. You will get a confirmation letter and “release and waiver of liability” upon receipt of your form.

Family Discount
Register one child for a day camp at full price, and receive a $10 discount for each additional child registered in the same family.

Cancellations and Withdrawals:
Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation reserves the right to cancel any programs. In that event, all fees will be refunded.

Refunds for withdrawal will be made up to one week before the program. A $10 handling fee will be deducted.